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Three Red Wing women were honored Wednesday for their service and dedication to the community. Lisa Bayley, Ruth Nerhaugen and Evy Wedde were inducted into the Red Wing Women's Hall of Fame during a luncheon at the St. James Hotel, appropriately held on International Women's Day. Bayley Marcy Doyle, a Women's Network founder, introduced Bayley as the first attorney inducted into the hall of fame.
For the third consecutive year, the Red Wing YMCA was voted the Beauty, Health & Wellness Business of the Year by Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce members. YMCA staff, led by Executive Director Mike Melstad, said they are humbled with the recognition, but feel strongly that it is not about them. In the family room overlooking the pool, a group of members and staff gathered to discuss the role the Y plays in their lives.
Red Wing School Board at Monday's meeting reviewed the environmental scan completed Feb. 15, where about 70 students, staff members and community members participated in the three-hour session. Superintendent Karsten Anderson reported that participants were divided into four groups and asked to discuss three areas in the district's environment in the realms of edge, emerging, established and ebbing.
Shortly before 1 p.m., local authorities responded to a structure fire reported at 5560 Mount Carmel Road. Goodhue County officials were requesting aid from neighboring fire departments. The Republican Eagle newsroom will be updating this story as more information is made available.
With close to 100,000 square feet inside 115-year-old walls, businesses of all shapes and sizes have called the historic Pottery Place Mall home. Susan Jasko purchased the building 10 years ago with Felippe Petit. The co-owner said the space has witness many changes over the years. "The antique stores has always been a big draw, but we've got a lot of new things going on here," Jasko said. Within the last year, several new businesses and apartments have been built in the Pottery Place.
A Red Wing woman faces two felony third-degree burglary charges and a theft charge after a burglary was reported at the Humane Society of Goodhue County Feb. 19.
Asbestos removal and summer construction work is leading to an early start to summer vacation for Twin Bluff Middle School students. At Tuesday's meeting, Red Wing School Board unanimously approved an adjustment to the 2016-17 calendar, with classes at the middle school ending Friday, May 26. Superintendent Karsten Anderson said the original construction plan called for extensive asbestos abatement work in the middle school to be completed over Christmas break and spring break.
Custodial contracts approved
Pileated woodpeckers are immediately recognizable by a bright red crest with a black and white body and wings. Pileated woodpeckers, a little smaller than a crow, are often seen moving up and down trees using their powerful beaks to chip into the trunk and branches that may hold ants and other insects. These birds may also eat fruits, berries and nuts. These woodpeckers can live in a variety of forest types from the southeast United States to the Pacific Northwest. Throughout Minnesota, these large woodpeckers can be seen year-round.
Tears welled in the eyes of many who watched. The pep band’s fight song known by all in attendance echoed off historic bricks. Cheerleaders led a crowd of hundreds in “R-E-D-W-I-N-G” chants as the firefighters hoisted an American flag high above West Fourth Street. Indeed, tears trickled.